Leo Outland v. Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring, Universal Maritime Services, Virginia International Term


April 21, 2006

The Decision and Order of the Administrative Law Judge found that the Claimant did not sustain an aggravation of his June 1, 2002 work injury. Instead, it was found that Claimant’s disability is the result of a natural progression of his June 1, 2002 injury, which would have occurred regardless of his return to work as a general longshoreman. Therefore, only his employer at the time of injury is responsible for payment of compensation.

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By Christopher R. Hedrick, Esq.